CON LOCAL CHAPTER EVENT GRANT APPLICATION
The Canadian Obesity Network aims to help local chapters run exciting, innovative events and/or attract outstanding visiting speakers to their institution. These events should promote knowledge dissemination and networking opportunities for trainees and new professionals. CON provides awards valued up to $500 to assist in the expenses related to hosting the event(s) and/or bringing speakers to your event.

Eligibility Criteria
All CON local chapters are eligible to apply for the award. Each chapter is eligible to receive one award per year (September 1- March 31), which can be used over several events. There are 16 awards available, and they will be disseminated on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit your application a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.

Regulations
1. Each chapter must submit the following items before the application will be accepted:
a. A completed on-line application form (including proposed budget and event[s] rationale)
b. If submitting for a visiting speakers, a brief summary of the speaker’s credentials
2. Chapter Event Grants will be reimbursed in a single payment AFTER the event has occurred. Original receipts must be submitted for all items being claimed. If the receipts are not in Canadian funds, exchange rate information for the date specified on the receipt must be provided from a financial institution or travel agent. (**Original receipts must be received at the CON office by March 31st)
3. Speaker honorariums will not be compensated as part of the CON Local Chapter Event Grant. Chapters may choose to spend a nominal amount (maximum $30) on a thank-you gift for speakers.
4. Chapter event(s) must be advertised on the CON website, your local chapter Facebook page and be well promoted at your institution.
5. CON and the CON Local Chapter Development Fund Sponsors MUST be recognized as a sponsor of the event on any promotional materials (e.g.poster announcements).
6. A representative from the sponsor group MUST be invited to the event.

Selection Criteria
Chapter Event(s) Grants will be selected by the CON Head Office and will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Applications that show:
1. Diversity – of interest professionals from more than one area of study
2. Exciting & innovative – describe innovative event ideas and consider ways to include nearby communities
3. Budget – demonstrate good planning or cost-sharing
4. Benefits to local chapters – demonstrate career development/ knowledge translation/networking opportunities for local professionals

NOTE: Please submit one grant application form per event to a maximum of three (3) events per year.

***Please email Christensen@obesitynetwork.ca when you have completed your event funding application.

Email address *
Application Date
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Name of CON Local Chapter requesting funding *
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Designated contact for this application: *
Please enter your name.
Your answer
What is your role in the Chapter? *
e.g. Chapter Chair, Event Coordinator etc.
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Phone number *
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Email address: *
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EVENT/SPEAKER INFORMATION
What is the name of your event? *
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What is the proposed date of your event? *
Note: If you are apply for more then one event, additional proposed dates may be listed in the description of the event text box.
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Briefly describe the event. *
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Please estimate the anticipated number of attendees. *
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Briefly describe the target audience for your event. *
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How will this event be beneficial to your Local Chapter? *
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Name(s) & Email(s) of speaker(s)
(if applicable)
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How will this event be advertised? *
Social media, website, flyers etc.
Your answer
VENUE INFORMATION
Please provide the name and address of the venue. *
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Please provide the name of the contact person at your venue. *
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Please provide the email address and phone number of the venue contact person. *
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What is the expected cost for the venue? *
(e.g. room rental, AV etc.) If there is no cost, please enter "0."
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Will food and beverages served? *
*Please note that alcohol expenses will not be reimbursed
SPONSORSHIP
Are you seeking any other sponsorship for this event? *
Please list the names and contact information for any other sponsors that you have approached, and what type of sponsorship you are seeking? (if applicable)
e.g. monetary or in-kind
Your answer
BUDGET - OTHER EXPENSES
Please list all other expected expenses in detail, including meals, accommodation, travel) *
Your answer
Questions?
***Please email Christensen@obesitynetwork.ca when you have completed your event funding application.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Christensen at the CON office.

Nicole Christensen - Christensen@obesitynetwork.ca phone: 780-492-8361

Education Director: Dawn Hatanaka - hatanaka@obesitynetwork.ca phone: 647-409-3755

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